Planting back after floods

ABOVE: New flood tolerant trees have been planted by the river at Coraki.

Friday, July 29 was National Tree Day.

The day began in 1996 and has grown into Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature care event.

After the February-March floods, the riverbank at Coraki was severely damaged and Richmond Valley Council planted new native trees on Friday.

The Richmond River during the floods earlier this year. Photo: Susanna Freymark

The council’s Open Spaces team planted more flood-tolerant tree species to increase the chances of survival at Coraki Memorial Park by stabilising the soil.

 Some of those species are swamp box, syzygium francissii, ivory curl and melaleuca trees.  

Enjoy a walk along the riverside at Coraki.

The walk along the Richmond River at Coraki. Photos: Richmond Valley Council

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